NOBU RESTAURANT - DOHA, QATAR
The project concerns the construction of the Nobu restaurant in Qatar. It is the largest resaturant in the world of the Nobu Brand with build-up area of 2.400 sq.m., designed by the New York design firm Rockwell Group.
The freestanding, three-storey building includes private and public dining for over 100 guests as well as a bar and rooftop terrace capable of holding a further 125 people.
The façade resembles a coiled shell, with elliptical ribbons of river stone that, when lit at night, create a magnificent waterside façade. The perimeter of the building is surrounded by a reflecting pool that accentuates the building’s close relationship with water.
From a distance, the restaurant appears to be floating, an effect achieved by cladding the ground floor in glass. It is a complex structural system, which goes along with all the co-ordination issues involved in creating a building surrounded by the sea on all sides.